Upcoming Events

May 10, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Whipoorwill Festival at HomeGrown HideAways

Workshop topics for this festival focusing on “Skills for Earth-Friendly Living” include Tracking, Making Cheese, Worm Composting, Healing Illness Through the Gut with Food and Herbs, Intro to Vegan Permaculture, Primitive Longbows, Cooking with Solar Ovens, and lots more. Music from Sam Gleaves, The Carmonas, Kentucky Clodhoppers, Tennessee Turkeys, Kevin Howard. 

Start: May 10, 2015
End: July 12, 2015
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

June 30, 2015

Big Band & Jazz Series at MoonDance Amphitheatre

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz and big band music weekly. The May and June concerts will be held at the MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre in Beaumont Circle. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information on this free event, call 288-2925.   June 23: …

Start: June 30, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 30, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

Institute 193 Summer Block Party at Al’s Bar

Come out to Al’s beer garden and celebrate more than five years of Institute 193 at their first annual summer block party! All proceeds go to Institute 193, so they can continue to promote artists in KY and the South.  Featuring music by: MSHR (Portland, OR)www.mshr.infoTHREE LEGGED RACE (Lexington, KY)threeleggedrace.bandcamp.comAnd art by: LOUIS ZOELLAR BICKETT Louis will be resurrecting his cultural …

Start: June 30, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 30, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

Institute 193: Summer Block Party at Al’s Bar

Celebrate more than five years of Institute 193 at the first annual summer block party. All proceeds go to Institute 193 with music by MSHR, Three Legged Race and art by Louis Zoellar Bickett.  Louis will be resurrecting his cultural mudding performances for the first time in 17 years:THE CULTURAL MUDDING RITUAL: PERFORMANCE FOR INSTITUTE 193Starring Patrick Meyers and Stephanie …

Start: June 30, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 30, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

The Harlequins at the Green Lantern

Cincinnati rockers The Harlequins bring their psychedelic garage pop to the Green Lantern stage.  

Start: June 30, 2015 10:00 pm
End: June 30, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States

July 1, 2015

Summer Classic Film Series: “Gone With The Wind” at the Kentucky Theatre

The Summer Classic Film Series returns, bringing old favorites to the big screen. Each screening involves trivia about the film, organ music and an audience chorus of “My Old Kentucky Home,” and more. Wednesdays, 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. www.kentuckytheatre.com 

Date: July 1, 2015
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Lexington, KY

July 1, 2015 – July 1, 2015

Pioneer Playhouse presents “La Bete” (Or The Beast)

  Winner of the Olivier Award, Best Comedy of the Year. Set in 17th century France, this rollicking farce by David Hirson pits the dignified, stuffy Elomire, head of Prince Conti’s royal court-sponsored theatre troupe, against the foppish, frivolous street entertainer, Valere. Who will win the Prince’s – and the audience’s — favor in this battle of side-splitting silliness? Rated …

Start: July 1, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 1, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Pioneer Playhouse
Address:
840 STANFORD RD., Danville, KY, United States

Red Barn Radio: The Wooks at Artsplace

The Wooks are a young, energetic bluegrass and old time band led by banjoist and renaissance man Arthur Hancock. www.redbarnradio.com

Start: July 1, 2015 8:00 pm
End: July 1, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8

Geordan Brewer/Bryan Minks/ Eric Bolander at Henry Clay’s Pub

A night of acoustic americana from some of Lexington best, most raw songwriters. www.henryclayspublichouse.com   

Start: July 1, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 1, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

Last of the Dodo/ Swino at Als’ Bar

Off the wall rock from locals Swino, and self-described ‘circus metal’ from Last of The Dodo.  www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: July 1, 2015 10:00 pm
End: July 1, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Jordan English at Tin Roof

Late night music by local soul/ pop artist Jordan English. Food and drink specials will be available as well.  www.tinroofbars.com

Start: July 1, 2015 11:30 pm
End: July 1, 2015 11:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

July 2, 2015

Downtown Lexington Fourth of July Festival & Parade

Lexington’s Fourth of July Parade and Festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the state each year. Below is the schedule of events organized by the city and Downtown Lexington Corporation. Thursday, July 2 Great American Pie and Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m. Thursday Night Live featuring Tim Talbert Project  at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park, 4:30 p.m. …

Date: July 2, 2015
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States

Free Music at Thursday Night Live

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the popular outdoor summer concert series Thursday Night Live. Featuring local artists in a variety of musical styles, food and beer vendors and free admission, each week benefits a different non-profit organization. APRIL 2 – AUGUST 27 – 4:30pm – 9:00pm SEPTEMBER 3 – OCTOBER 22 – 4:30pm – 7:30pm June 4: The …

Start: July 2, 2015 4:30 pm
End: July 2, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Classic Films at the Farish Theatre: “Fletch”

In this cult classic comedy, Chevy Chase plays Irwin M. Fletcher, known to everyone as Fletch, a Los Angeles Lakers-loving investigative reporter with a gleeful disdain for deadlines and a knack for pushing the buttons of his frustrated editor.

Start: July 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 2, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

WRFL Sunburn Concert Series: Ondezvous at Al’s Bar

WRFL and Al’s Bar are pleased to announce the arrival of the WRFL Sunburn Series, a concert series exhibiting some of Lexington’s musical talent. The Sunburn Series happens on Thursdays throughout the summer from 7 to 9 PM at the Al’s Bar patio. Each week, a local artist will perform a one-hour set with a WRFL DJ opening each show. …

Start: July 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: July 2, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Hammertowne at Natasha’s Bistro

Hammertowne is a part progressive, part traditional, but all firmly in eastern Kentucky bluegrass traditions. www.beetnik.com

Start: July 2, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 2, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Motherfolk/ Will Solomon at Al’s Bar

After a six year Nashville stay, this Lexington native is now back to the Bluegrass embracing his Kentucky roots as he writes for his forthcoming album to be released later this year. Combining folk and soul, Will’s songs sing of life, love and love lost. For fans of: Otis Redding, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Gavin DeGraw. Motherfolk is an indie/folkrock …

Start: July 2, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 2, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

Jordan English at Tin Roof

Jordan English is a local pop/soul cover act. www.tinroofbars.com   

Start: July 2, 2015 10:30 pm
End: July 2, 2015 10:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

July 3, 2015

Downtown Lexington Fourth of July Festival & Parade

Lexington’s Fourth of July Parade and Festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the state each year. Below is the schedule of events organized by the city and Downtown Lexington Corporation. Thursday, July 2 Great American Pie and Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m. Thursday Night Live featuring Tim Talbert Project  at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park, 4:30 p.m. …

Date: July 3, 2015
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States

Bob Wilburn/ Tony and The Tonies at Best Friend Bar

Two local bands with a country-esque twang.  

Start: July 3, 2015 8:00 am
End: July 3, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States

River Girls Fourth of July at County Club

An all-day celebration featuring food and music by local eateries and artists.  Music Lineup:   Tonstartssbandht (NYC) Trance Farmers (New Orleans) Steve Jr. (California) Dr. Paul (Lex) Beat Awfuls (Lex) Trailblazer  (Lex) Sketching (Louisville) Bone Heaver (Lex) Primitive Ricky (Lex) DJ Lee Bryant (Lex)   Food includes: BBQ Oysters BBQ Berkshire Pork Shoulder BBQ Sausages CC Potato Chips Garey Farm …

Start: July 3, 2015 2:00 pm
End: July 3, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Country Club
Address:
555 Jefferson Street,, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

Happy Hour on the Lawn at Shaker Village

Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn at Shaker Village will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails and drinks at happy hour prices. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games. No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Music (schedule below, …

Start: July 3, 2015 5:00 pm
End: July 3, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Big Fat Liars at Natasha’s Bistro

This acoustic trio combines a great set list (featuring rock, classic country, top 40 and hip hop) with a fun, interactive show. The trio consists of author/filmmaker Michael Crisp, Nathan Benge their “fiddler extraordinaire, and Brad Elswick. www.beetnik.com 

Start: July 3, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

Rough Customers / Colourless / Plastic Bubble at Cosmic Charlie’s

Rough Customers: A high energy ska/punk band from Lexington that incorporates almost every genre of music including “Bach like” chorales to romanic period tone poems to 1980′s punk, to third wave ska Colourless is a new local psychedelic rock outfit featuring Joe Drury, Tom Hnatow, Lanie Mossing, and Aaron Crace. Plastic Bubble is an indie pop band from Louisville, KY. …

Start: July 3, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

Doublecross Reunion Show at Natasha’s Bistro

They were a fixture among the Lexington music scene throughout the 1990s, and for the first time in over 15 years, Doubelcross is back for a special reunion show. Many of the members that performed with the band are scheduled to appear, including Michael Crisp, Aashi Deacon, Jeff Binder, Be W Cleary, Danny Romans, Tony Dunn, David Murray, Dean Gillespie, …

Start: July 3, 2015 9:00 pm
End: July 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

Kris Hitchcock at Tin Roof

Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son are a Michigan-based modern country/rock band. www.tinroofbars.com

Start: July 3, 2015 10:30 pm
End: July 3, 2015 10:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

July 4, 2015

Downtown Lexington Fourth of July Festival & Parade

Lexington’s Fourth of July Parade and Festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the state each year. Below is the schedule of events organized by the city and Downtown Lexington Corporation. Thursday, July 2 Great American Pie and Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m. Thursday Night Live featuring Tim Talbert Project  at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park, 4:30 p.m. …

Date: July 4, 2015
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States

Happy Hour on the Lawn at Shaker Village

Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn at Shaker Village will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails and drinks at happy hour prices. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games. No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Music (schedule below, …

Start: July 4, 2015 5:00 pm
End: July 4, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

July 5, 2015

Tunes in the Vines Concert Series at Equus Run Vineyards

This free, weekly event features local artists at the Event Patio Barn at Equus Run. Guests are invited to bring a picnic and lawn chairs or blankets. www.equusrunvineyards.com June 7: Yesteryear June 14: Bridge 19 June 21: Lisa Raymond June 28: Triage July 5: Big Fat Liars July 12: Soljam July 19: RockSteady July 26: TDH4 August 2: Barry Frazee …

Start: July 5, 2015 2:00 pm
End: July 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

Summer Film Series at the Lyric Theatre: “Bustin Loose” at the Lyric Theatre

This free and open to the public film event presented by the Lyric Theatre will feature a film on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.  www.lexingtonlyric.com  Bustin Loose (1981) Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and …

Start: July 5, 2015 3:00 pm
End: July 5, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
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